Thursday, November 29, 2007

Protect environment, says Dalai Lama

(By my Brother)

Amritsar, November 28 (From Internet Newspaper)

The Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, today made a fervent appeal for a peaceful development of the world.

Addressing a gathering of intellectuals and religious heads of various religions and beliefs during the International Conference on Interfaith organised by Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha of the UK, and the Elijah Interfaith Institute from Israel at Guru Nanak Dev University, the Dalai Lama said we should strive to save our planet and for the well-being of humanity. He feared that disaster would stare us in the face in case we failed to protect our ecology and environment. He favoured the adoption of an international policy to protect national habitats in view of global warming reaching alarming proportions.
He pleaded with the religious leaders to come on one platform through these conferences to generate goodwill.

The Dalai Lama said the concept of war was totally outdated and the present day political leadership must work for peace and harmony in this fast changing world.
Jewish Rabi Jonathan Secks, while delivering the keynote address, urged the people to draw out the best wisdom and tradition from each religion for developing a universal faith encompassing whole religious beliefs and tenets. He said Sikhs had shown a new path of service with humility and respect for all religions.

The Arch Bishop of Catholic Church, Ranchi, said the present world was facing crises of faith. He suggested that we must put our respective houses in order so that we could face the challenges of the present era.

Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Birmingham,UK, said it was indeed sad that in spite of the fact that all religions speak of paramount peace, still thousands of people belonging to the minority religious communities had been massacred while Islam had been targeted as the main culprit.

He suggested that people must come together for a deeper understanding of religions through pilgrimages besides holding regular meetings of religious intellectuals.
Rajya Sabha MP Tarlochan Singh stressed on the need to introduce basic information about all faiths at the school level.

Monday, November 26, 2007

My Birth... (Poem, Part 1 of 2)

(By our Bhabi Ji, Raminder Kaur Ji)

Most people cannot recall their birth.
I remember it as if it just happened yesterday.

It was 31st Dec 2006.
My date of birth that is.
The day when I was blessed with taking Amrit.
The day I was blessed to be born into the Khalsa Panth.

I stood in front of my Panj Piaare,
As they did before Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 30th March 1699.
Uttering the Gur Mantar,
"Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh..."
I took each ambrosial sip of Amrit.
I felt honoured.
Honoured to be present among my fellow Sikh Brothers and Sisters.
As we all made this magical step together.

As I sat there listening to my Panj Piaare recite Nitnem,
My thoughts took me back to Anandpur Sahib over 300 years ago.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji proudly stood in front of thousands of Sikhs.
Requesting the head of one.
One Sikh willing to give up their life.
Five humble Sikhs made this sacrifice:
Bhai Daya Singh Ji,
Bhai Dharam Singh Ji,
Bhai Himmat Singh Ji,
Bhai Mokam Singh Ji and
Bhai Sahib Singh Ji.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji initiated these five Sikhs into the Khalsa Panth...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Giani Amolak Singh Ji & Bhai Amolak Singh Ji Kirtan Video 1/3...

(By my Brother)

We uploaded a kirtan video of Giani Amolak Singh Ji (GASJ) and Bhai Amolak Singh Ji (Australia, playing the tabla). This video was taken on 21st January 2001 at Sydney, Australia. The shabad is "mohi paradhaesan dhoor thae aaee". This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree on Pannaa 204. Giani Ji does sing other shabads aswell in these videos. This video is the first ten minutes of the shabad. The meaning of the shabad is shown below.

kvn gun pRwnpiq imlau myrI mweI ]1] rhwau ]
kavan gun praanapath milo maeree maaee 1 rehaao
By what virtues can I meet the Lord of life, O my mother? 1 Pause

rUp hIn buiD bl hInI moih prdysin dUr qy AweI ]1]
roop heen budhh bal heenee mohi paradhaesan dhoor thae aaee 1
I have no beauty, understanding or strength; I am a stranger, from far away. 1

nwihn drbu n jobn mwqI moih AnwQ kI krhu smweI ]2]
naahin dharab n joban maathee mohi anaathh kee karahu samaaee 2
I am not wealthy or youthful. I am an orphan - please, unite me with Yourself. 2

Kojq Kojq BeI bYrwgin pRB drsn kau hau iPrq iqsweI ]3]
khojath khojath bhee bairaagan prabh dharasan ko ho firath thisaaee 3
Searching and searching, I have become a renunciate, free of desire. I wander around, searching for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. 3

dIn dieAwl ik®pwl pRB nwnk swDsMig myrI jlin buJweI ]4]
dheen dhaeiaal kirapaal prabh naanak saadhhasa(n)g maeree jalan bujhaaee 4
God is Compassionate, and Merciful to the meek; O Nanak, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the fire of desire has been quenched. 4

Thursday, November 15, 2007

jump! lol...

(By my Brother)

me, dav and jazz just messing about with the camera! lol

Monday, November 12, 2007

GASJ @ Vancouver AKJ Kirtan Smagam May 2002 2 of 3

(By my Brother)

We have uploaded a short video of Giani Amolak Singh Ji at the AKJ Kirtan Smagam in Vancouver, May 2002. The tabla player is Bhai Amritpal Singh Ji. The video is 7mins long. The shabad is
"dhin rain suhaavarree aaee simarath naam harae".

idnu rYix suhwvVI AweI ismrq nwmu hry
dhin rain suhaavarree aaee simarath naam harae
Day and night, become beauteous by remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

crx kml sMig pRIiq klml pwp try
charan kamal sa(n)g preeth kalamal paap ttarae
In love with the Lord's Lotus Feet, corruption and sin depart.

dUK BUK dwirdR nwTy pRgtu mgu idKwieAw
dhookh bhookh dhaaridhr naat(h)ae pragatt mag dhikhaaeiaa
Pain, hunger and poverty run away, and the path is clearly revealed.

imil swDsMgy nwm rMgy min loVIdw pwieAw
mil saadhhasa(n)gae naam ra(n)gae man lorreedhaa paaeiaa
Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, one is attuned to the Naam, and obtains the desires of the mind.

hir dyiK drsnu ieC puMnI kul sMbUhw siB qry
har dhaekh dharasan eishh pu(n)nee kul sa(n)boohaa sabh tharae
Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, desires are fulfilled; all one's family and relatives are saved.

idnsu rYix Anµd Anidnu ismrMq nwnk hir hry
dhinas rain ana(n)dh anadhin simara(n)th naanak har harae
Day and night, he is in bliss, night and day, remembering the Lord in meditation, O Nanak.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Sehaj Paath Bhog & Kirtan Part two...

(By my Brother)

Some more pics! :

Above, Bhai Jaswant Singh Ji doin Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj's Seva

Bhai Davinder Singh Ji

Bibi Gurdeep Kaur Ji

Bhai Jujhar Singh Ji

Bhai Jaspal Singh Ji

Bibi Kuljeet Kaur Ji

Bhai Amerjit Singh Ji

Bhai Davinder Singh Ji

Bibi Raminder Kaur Ji

Amrit Kirtan

Bhai Gurchetan Singh Ji on Vaja Seva

Bhai Chamandeep Singh Ji

Bhai Gurchetan Singh Ji on Tabla Seva

Bibi Harminder Kaur Ji

lil Harjyot Singh Ji taking a pic...

Bibi Guminder Kaur Ji

Bhai Amerjit Singh Ji

Bhai Amerjit Singh Ji taking a Hukumnama

Monday, November 05, 2007

GASJ @ Vancouver AKJ Kirtan Smagam May 2002 1 of 3

(By my Brother)

We have uploaded a short video of Giani Amolak Singh Ji at the AKJ Kirtan Smagam in Vancouver, May 2002. The tabla player is Bhai Amritpal Singh Ji. The video only shows 10mins of the shabad. The shabad is
"vadhh sukh rainarreeeae pria praem lagaa".

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